Parents urged to invest in their children’s education


Country Director of Pencils of Promise (PoP), Freeman Gobah, has advised parents and guardians to continue to invest in their ward’s education  in other to create a better future and world for them.

He also tasked all stakeholders to assist school with additional learning and teaching materials to achieve quality education.

Mr. Gobah gave the advice at the inauguration of a branch office of Pencils of Promise and a 6-unit classroom block in Hohoe in collaboration of the community and the Hohoe Municipal Assembly.     

Pencils of Promise, an NGO, was founded in 2008 with the goal of increasing access to quality education by building clean and safe schools in rural and developing communities.

The inauguration of the 6-unit block was done in partnership with the Local Government Ministry and it’s aimed at positively impacting students and parents on the need for education.

“in September 2012, we broke grounds on our first schools in Ghana and l am happy to say that we have initiated 88 school projects and completed 30 these including the one we are inaugurating today. It is our goal to break grounds on 100 schools by end of 2015”, Freeman Gobah said in a speech during the inauguration of the classroom block.

He further revealed that their efforts have impacted directly over 5,000 school children in the Volta Region.

“l wish to acknowledge the contribution of our partners especially Municipal and District Assemblies, Ghana Education Service and  communities in which we work”, he said.

MCE for Hohoe Margarette Kweku commended the organisation for their passion and love of helping schools and the less privileged.

Dr Kweku also urged them to continue in their good work.


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